Zakat is one of the religious obligations for Muslims. It means you donate a certain proportion of wealth each year to those in need. Zakat purifies your spirit and brings you closer to Allah. Learn how to calculate your personal zakat and where to donate in Qatar, so you can fulfill your spiritual duties.
The first step is to start calculating your assets to help you to figure out how much zakat you'll pay. If your total Zakatable Assets are below the value of Nisab, all the assets will be Non-Zakatable. The current Nisab Value in Qatar is QR 17000.85. Nisab is the minimum amount of wealth a Muslim must have to be eligible to contribute zakat. Assets that have the potential to grow are Zakatable Assets which means you exclude the assets you use for everyday life. For example cars, utensils, furniture, homes not used for business purposes (such as a house one lives in, etc).
The percentage of Nisab that is payable as Zakat is a quarter of one-tenth (2.5%) of the total money of his/her ownership after one lunar year. You can visit Qatar Charity's website mentioned below to help you easily calculate your zakat: www.qcharity.org/en/qa/zakat.
Zakat calculation for companies Qatar is now much easier as Qatar Charity's digital solutions allow its users to calculate and allocate zakat spending through its smart tools available on Qatar Charity's website and mobile app, in addition to its experienced consultants.
To ensure your zakat is going to the people who are in need, donate to a recognized and registered non-profit charity. Here we have listed down some trusted organizations in Qatar.
Established in March 1978 as Qatar's first volunteering charitable organization, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) works to help and empower vulnerable individuals and communities without partiality or discrimination. QRCS is an active member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which comprises the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and a network of National Societies in 190 countries. It is also a member of several regional and Islamic organizations, including the Islamic Committee of the International Crescent (ICIC) and the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO).
QRCS has a principal mandate of providing a wide range of relief and development services, both locally and internationally, capitalizing on its resourceful and specialist staff and volunteers. Throughout its long history, QRCS has been serving as an auxiliary to the State of Qatar in its humanitarian efforts, in light of its central mission of improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity inside and outside of Qatar. In all of this, QRCS is inspired by the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
How to donate
To donate to QRCS's Ramadan campaign, you can use any of the following channels:
- Online donation (www.qrcs.org.qa)
- Bank transfer to QRCS's account with QIIB (IBAN: QA66QIIB000000001111126666003)
- QRCS's RACA-licensed agents at malls and shopping centres
- Send an SMS with “32” to 92216 (QR 100), 92092 (QR 500), or 92246 (QR 1,000)
Education Above All (EAA) Foundation's program, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), launched in December 2005 in Doha - Qatar, by Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. ROTA program is committed to providing high quality and relevant primary and secondary education, encouraging relationships among communities, creating safe learning environments and restoring education in crisis-affected areas across Asia and around the world.
ROTA program envisions a world, where all young people have access to the education they need in order for them to realize their full potential and shape the development of their communities. Together with partners, volunteers, and local communities, we work to ensure that people affected by crisis across Asia, and around the world, have continuous access to high-quality primary and secondary education.
On a local level, ROTA engages and inspires young people and other community members to play an active role in addressing educational and development challenges both at home and abroad.
How to donate
SMS Donations: Send SMS to 92086
Online Donations: https://donate.educationaboveall.org/en/I-Love-Qatar
Hotline Number: 44 54 22 88
Qatar Charity is a Doha-based non-governmental organization founded in 1992. It was formed with an aim to serve the international solidarity chain and to participate in addressing the most important development and humanitarian challenges faced by vulnerable communities around the world. This willingness was derived from the Qatari society’s values, principles and cultural heritage and Qatar Charity came as the institutional solution that would cater to it.
Initially founded to provide life-saving assistance to children affected by conflicts or natural disasters, Qatar Charity then expanded its areas of expertise to include various humanitarian and development aid fields, providing relief and assistance to more than 110 million beneficiaries worldwide.
How to donate
For General donation: https://www.qcharity.org/en/qa/donation/general-donation
For other kinds of donations, visit: https://www.qcharity.org/en/qa
Qatar Cancer Society was founded in 1997, it’s one of the charitable organizations leading in Qatar, which aims to increase awareness among members of the community about cancer disease.
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